Monthly Archives: January 2008

Three Sonnets

Three Sonnets By Bryon D. Howell Poetry and Laundry                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I’m waiting for my clothes to wash and dry, with pen in hand, the cycles all on start, I cannot rinse the muse though I do try, I can’t use Oxi-clean inside my heart. For soap I use the thoughts inside my mind, the washer fills… Continue Reading

The Elevator

The Elevator By Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow It started as any other workday. Around 7:15am I gathered my purse, briefcase and water bottle, locked the door of my apartment on the 35th floor of my Chicago high-rise and walked toward my building’s four elevators, one of which would take me to the first floor garage and my… Continue Reading

Focus Today

Focus Today by Pegine Echevarria Focus is defined by Webster’s dictionary as the concentration of attention or energy on something. This is the time of year when we have written down our resolutions and visions for the future (or at least heard that lots of people write their resolutions). In the past I spent lots… Continue Reading

A Trashy Drugstore Novelist

A Trashy Drugstore Novelist  by Valerie Poulin In 1986 I moved back to the city where I was born and began living what I considered a Mary Tyler Moore-esque lifestyle—though mine included boozy and smoke-filled weekends. Within months of moving to Toronto, I was out of work and soon discovered that without a day job, but… Continue Reading